Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the state, that's the right direction. you can go further and send it back to the private sector. that's better. he talks about taking fema and divesting it into the states. yet, this week, i think that statement is many could go back to haunt him. is this more than anything a teachable moment for mitt romney? >> storms bring the best and the worst out in america. they both seem to show up during a natural disaster. a natural disaster is one that crosses a couple of states. i lived through hurricane hugo in 1989 and watched the politics of a hurricane. we were out of power. my business was down. for politicians, they have to be very careful. it can make or break a political career. this is where the american public expect the government to step up, not just for a couple of days or a couple of sound bites. right now, it is going to be the sound bites that will get us to this election. president obama has showed leadership. governor romney, i don't think there was a natural disaster while he was head of the state.
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
can ensure he has a helpful majority in congress, too. what a bargain! government for sale for the low, low price of $26.86 a second. of course, these dollars don't buy votes directly, they buy fancy rallies, irritating phone calls, direct mailing and tv ads. 900,000 ads have aired in the general election race for the president so far. in the first weeks of this month, that means 112,000 pro president obama ads blanketed the air adds and 97,000 pro romney ads reached your television sets. a 45% increase from the number that ran in 2008. for the next ten days, 43,000 political ads will air each day. but with numbers this big, nearly $27 a second, maybe we've reached saturation. if you've seen 42,000 ads, do 43,000 really make a difference? just ask coke and pepsi if they think advertising dollars matter. money can change preferences which is just what the campaigns are hoping what will happen in ohio where, let's face it, votes are definitely worth more. $177 million have been poured into the buckeye state to impress dwing voters in dayton, columbus and cincinnati. ohio has overtaken fl
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
at bottom is a public infrastructure guy. not rust because he runs the federal government in his current job. but because he's had a philosophy for a long time for organizing to his work in the academy and that's what this is about. he got in there, he spent money, he renewed those businesses. and what you have on the ground in ohio right now is mitt romney running adds that the obama campaign was rebutting about pushing the lie and distracting people from the record. >> romney's narrative is i'm a good business guy so put me in charge of government. yeah, feel free to go run a business somewhere, but that is not the same thing as being good at running government. what i find interesting is what that means in terms of how the president is doing better in ohio among white voters. so we have in ohio obama doing 7 to 11 points better among white voters and white men specifically than he does nationally in part because of this. >> so 850,000 jobs related to the auto industry in the state of ohio. one in eight jobs in ohio is an auto related job. that's huge. and when you add to that the mobiliza
Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, women surfed the leader susan b. anthony declaring, no man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent. when shirley chichl became the first woman to run for president 40 years ago this year, she argued, at present our country needs women's idealism and determination. perhaps more in politics than anywhere else. in 2009 justice sonia sotomayor reminded us of the importance of having a wise latina on the america's highest court. these are the lessons of our american sheroes. these women cleared the path on which we now walk. they shoek when it was harder to speak. and we have a responsibility not to be silent. so, ladies, use your voice and vote. thank you to karen finney and to victoria, also, thank you to joy reid and to julie zeilinger for joining us this evening. thank you at home for watching this special edition of mhp. i'm going to see you again tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. you're not going to want to miss our segment on race talk. is it harder to re-elect a black president than it was to elect him in the first place? that's tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. now, stic